Ed. note: A weekly roundup of just a few items from Howard Bashman’s How Appealing blog, the Web’s first blog devoted to appellate litigation. Check out these stories and more at How Appealing.
“The Court Is Likely to Reject the Independent State Legislature Theory; And that offers hope for American democracy”: Former Fourth Circuit judge J. Michael Luttig has this essay online at The Atlantic.
“Supreme Court showdown over Sabbath could change workplaces across US; A former postal worker wants a ruling to balance work and worship, he says”: Devin Dwyer and Isabella Meneses of ABC News has this report.
“The Anti-Abortion Movement Just Made a Powerful New Enemy; The mifepristone decision has awakened a sleeping giant”: Mark Joseph Stern has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.
“The question presented here is whether a district court’s sua sponte decision to strike unvaccinated prospective jurors for cause from a properly assembled venire during the COVID-19 pandemic violates the Sixth Amendment’s fair-cross-section requirement. It does not.” So held a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in a ruling issued today.
“Unusual Moves, a Slow Start, and What we Should Expect from the Remainder of the Term”: Adam Feldman has this post at his “Empirical SCOTUS” blog.